Posted 1/23/2008 3:28 AM (GMT -6)
Disco, I hear what you're saying. However, I the thing that sticks in my mind when considering that, is what kind of 'quality' of life am I getting when my bowel ruptures because i didn't follow the treatmentI was being told to and either kills me, has me suffering with horrible pain, or it all goes wrong when I'm rushed into hosiptal at 2am to get the rupture fixed and I end up crippled through infection/surgery. etc. etc?
Diagnosed Indeterminate Colitis 25/11/2007 (update: told by consultant 15/01/08 in his opinion definitely UC). 1 x Solofalk Enema/day 40mg Prednisolone 35mg Prednisolone 30mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 25mg Prednisolone 20mg Prednisolone 15mg Prednisolone 4g Pentasa/day

Taken off Pentasa and now on 15mg Prednisolone, Omeprazole 20mg, 2 x Calcium Adcal D3, and started 50mg Azathioprine/Imuran.

Posted 1/23/2008 4:23 AM (GMT -6)
Judilyn,I'm sorry if my post came across the wrong way.I was merely trying to establish why Icanrace wanted to stop the Asacol.My post was neither abusive or offensive,perhaps a little condescending,although that's at the inference of the reader.

My own stupidity has cost me dearly in the past and I would hate to see someone else suffer needlessly.Icanrace hasn't mentioned experiencing any ill effects from the drug and it seems to be working.The liver thing can be monitored through blood tests.Therefore I think it's madness to stop taking it.I have tried to put that point across clearly and succinctly,if perhaps somewhat strongly.However,I would never be abusive,or consciously offensive to anyone on this board.
Posted 1/23/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -6)
Silent Lucidity,

It is so easy to upset others with the use of text because it is not possible to show facial expressions or fully explain our reasoning for the words we use, furthermore because we are all on so many medications our minds are not always thinking as straight as maybe they should be.

Because of that, we moderators have to be quick off the mark and post reminders to ensure that we all continue to think carefully about what we are typing So often we let what appear to be genuine harmless comments/paragraphs slip by and before we know it world war 3 has broken out because of the way someone else percieved what had been written.

Judilyn used her discretion after reading your post and decided she felt it required her to post a reply, it is not a suggestion that you intended to appear abusive nor offensive, but she has been around on this board for a considerable amount of time and she is fully aware of the implications of allowing certain words/comments to be used without her interaction.

For what it's worth I agree with you in relation to seriousness of stopping taking medication, but as we know it is a personal choice and however many threads are on these boards discussing the importance of continuing meds, there are those that choose to try things their own way.

It is the purpose of the forum to offer caring supporting and advice to others, however strongly we disagree with the choices others make. It is very important that we all proof read our own posts before submitting and question whether or not what we have typed may be percieved by others to be offensive.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

Take care.

Dave
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